Rebecca Howard is an alumna of Queens University of Charlotte. In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Like many others, cancer has affected my life and my family. When I was a sophomore in college, my Pap-Pap lost his battle to Melanoma. I was away at school when he passed, so I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye. He had been such a strong and independent man, and he fought long and hard. Looking back now, I realize seeing my Pap-Pap lose his fight against cancer is what fuels me today to provide support and service to those battling cancer. My father has also had a few experiences with skin cancer. One spot came back positive for Melanoma, but luckily they were able to remove it all. Since then, he has had several spots removed. I worry for him every single day; I want to do everything I can to alleviate this worry and fear in others facing these same battles and promote hope and perseverance.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles this summer in honor of my Pap-Pap and my dad, and for all of those who have been affected by cancer. I want young adults across the nation to know that they do not have to go through this alone. I am running for those who can't. I am running to challenge myself both physically and mentally, in ways I have never challenged myself before. I am running to fight cancer. I am running for life.
2017 marks the 16th year of the 4K for Cancer sending young adults on journeys across the country in an effort to inspire hope and unite communities in the fight against cancer. The 4K for Cancer is a program of The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year. Young adults (ages 15-39) face a variety of unique challenges with a cancer diagnosis including fertility preservation, social isolation, lack of insurance, delayed diagnosis, and more.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, the Ulman Cancer Fund is able to provide free support services and resources for the young adult cancer community including:
Cancer to 5K - a 12-week training program designed to introduce or reintroduce cancer survivors to physical activity.
Patient Navigation - a free program (onsite at cancer centers and remotely through our office) that ensures no young adult ever faces cancer alone. We provide one-on-one support & resources to young adults and their families to help them manage the cancer experience and long-term cancer survival.
Scholarships - a financial assistance program to help young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
UCF House - This year UCF broke ground on a “home away from home” to provide free housing for young adult cancer patients, and their caregivers, in East Baltimore.
Your donation will help make these programs and our mission possible!
|Carol Casey-Meyer||07/16/2017||$25.00||Was wonderful to meet you, and thanks for your commitment! Great cause, and a wonderful group!||Andy macKelfresh||06/26/2017||$25.00||Jerri Kreshon||Donna & Ron Howard||06/24/2017||$50.00||Gina Nelson||05/11/2017||$25.00||Good luck Rebecca! We proud of you, The Nelsons!||Pat Howard||05/05/2017||$20.00||Denise & Max Arenas||05/05/2017||$50.00||Jeanine Gallagher||05/01/2017||$100.00||Thankful you're taking this journey for so many!||Jenny Failor||04/28/2017||$30.00||You got this boo! So proud of you!||Medstar Shah MSO, LLC||04/20/2017||$150.00||Deborah Scalise||04/10/2017||$50.00||Sorry I'm late getting this to you, Beccs. I'm so excited for you and proud of you for taking on this challenge. Praying for your safety. Debs||Renea Doyle||04/08/2017||$100.00||Good luck.||Brenda Raley||04/06/2017||$50.00||Yay for Rebecca, thank you for all of your time and effort to fight cancer.||Rebecca Howard||04/04/2017||$50.00||For Rebecca E. Howard So proud of you.||Leon Williams||04/02/2017||$50.00||Keep up the good work.||Anonymous Friend||03/31/2017||$300.00||hopes for a brighter future for our grand-children thanks to you and all who care for and about others. pap-pap is smiling!||Rob & Abby Campbell||03/31/2017||$35.00||What a sport you are, Becca! I want to know how your legs feel after running 4,000+ miles in 49 days. ;) You have such a beautiful heart for a wonderful cause.||Cregan Holdings LLC||03/31/2017||$40.00||Krista Blankenship||03/30/2017||$30.00||Sharon & Mike Callow||03/30/2017||$140.00||So proud of you, good luck!||Ricco & Tamara Scalise||03/27/2017||$300.00||Great endeavor, Rebecca! We're proud of you for doing this!||Barbara Mccracken||03/27/2017||$25.00||You make your momma so very proud!||Anonymous Friend||03/26/2017||$100.00||Good Luck!||Randy Henderson||03/24/2017||$30.00||Joyce Mori||03/01/2017||$25.00||Helen and Norbert Sax||02/23/2017||$100.00||Good Luck!||Donna & Ron Howard||02/21/2017||$50.00||Good Luck Rebecca!!!||Jimmy and Khriss Howard||02/16/2017||$200.00||Jyoti Shah||02/12/2017||$20.00||Cathy Howard-Grimes||02/01/2017||$25.00||JaLynn Prince||02/01/2017||$100.00||Rebecca, Best Wishes on this worthy endeavor! Your commitment to this cause is an inspiration and shows how truly special you are. Be safe and stay healthy during your arduous journey. JaLynn||Vidyasagar Anmangandla||01/27/2017||$100.00||Donna Fuqua||01/25/2017||$50.00||What a wonderful thing you are doing!||Kelly Sorensen||01/23/2017||$50.00||Good Luck and Have fun!!!!!! You are doing something amazing.||Savannah Buck||01/23/2017||$50.00||So excited for you and this amazing cause! YGG||Em and Becca Collins||01/12/2017||$75.00||Way to go Rebecca! We are so proud of you!||Laura Mae Howard Hunter||01/12/2017||$50.00||Very proud of you and all that you do- wish you luck. Love, Laura Mae||Lori Roberts||01/08/2017||$25.00||Thank you so much for doing this!||Carmela Coughlon||01/08/2017||$25.00||Thank you for this. Way to go!||Thomas Oakley||01/07/2017||$100.00||Rose Stephens||01/07/2017||$100.00||Tom & Shannon Jarboe||01/04/2017||$350.00||Correre, Becca, correre! Run to 100!||Robert Graham||12/30/2016||$25.00||Go get em Becca!!||Rob and Heidi Burnett||12/30/2016||$100.00||Nicole Langer||12/30/2016||$50.00||Good luck Rebecca! Looking forward to hearing all about this amazing and wonderful experience. We love you. The Langers||George Garner||12/30/2016||$100.00||Way to Go Rebecca. Will there be a way we can follow you on line, once you start your journey.?||Glenwood Sound||12/30/2016||$200.00||Angela Pickett||12/29/2016||$100.00||Liliana Collins||12/26/2016||$50.00||So proud of you ❤️ Merry Christmas!||Otto Collins||12/17/2016||$50.00||Awesome, Rebecca!||Dan Pickett||12/05/2016||$25.00||Wish you the best, Becca!||Christine Abresch||12/02/2016||$50.00||Cathi McClure||11/29/2016||$25.00||So proud of you!||Patricia Kalnasy||11/22/2016||$25.00||Running for a great cause! Good luck!||Suzanne Stuart||11/21/2016||$50.00||Thank you:)||Thekla Brunner||11/21/2016||$50.00||Carpe diem!!||Catherine Cullison||11/16/2016||$25.00||Good luck Rebecca. A wonderful cause.||Kelly & Chris Jarboe||11/14/2016||$20.00||Best to you Rebecca !||DANIELLA SCALISE||11/13/2016||$100.00||Best wishes! Go cuz! 50 from me and Violet 50 from Aunt Rose We love you!!!! ♡♡♡||Best Motors, Inc.||11/12/2016||$50.00||All the best to you! - Best Motors, Inc.||Janet Virgin||11/11/2016||$25.00||Thank you for your efforts to raise funds and awareness.||Traci Renner||11/10/2016||$25.00||Good luck!||Regina Fairfax||11/08/2016||$20.00||Way to go!!! Good Luck||Mary Ellen Howard||11/08/2016||$100.00||You make me proud EVERY DAY! You are amazing and will do GREAT! Love you! <3||Rachel Faruque||11/07/2016||$25.00||Cecilia R||11/07/2016||$20.00||you are amazing! i love this, and you!||Rebecca Howard||10/31/2016||$100.00|